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CHRISTINE GORHAM

To run 100 marathons by Spring 2019

Total raised so far £0.00

Target £0.00

Total plus Gift Aid: £0.00

Raised offline: £0.00

My story

[p]Chrissy said: "My husband John had just taken early retirement at 60. He was fit and healthy and an ultra-marathon runner but had intermittent heartburn and difficulty swallowing.[/p][p]"Following numerous visits to his GP, where he was given antacids, eventually he was sent for an endoscopy. He was diagnosed immediately with cancer of the oesophagus.[/p][p]"Because it was left too long before the investigations his cancer had already spread to the lymph nodes. Despite extensive surgeries, radiotherapy and chemotherapy the cancer had spread too far and my John died in May 2018 of oesophageal cancer."[/p][p]In 2016 when he was diagnosed, John and Chrissy decided that she would try and run 100 marathons to raise awareness of this cancer and specifically that early diagnosis can save lives.[/p][p]Sadly, far too many people are diagnosed late. The initial symptom is persistent heartburn every day for three weeks or more. Don’t hesitate to see your GP and ask for an endoscopy.[/p][p]Chrissy has now run 90 marathons with 100 targeted for spring 2019. "It is the last thing I can do for John and if it encourages people to seek an early diagnosis it will be worth it."[/p]
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Event

Personal Challenge Date

28 Apr 2019

Supporters

05-Feb-2019

Saturn Running and their runners

We hope you hit your target Christine and admire your and your husbands courage.

£52.00

23-Dec-2018

Cate

£15.00 plus £3.75 Gift Aid